Chris Laughery

In the Moment Producer

I'm Chris Laughery, a producer for in the moment ...  My family consists of wife Ann and son Matt. I have been involved in the broadcast world for over 20 years in one capacity or another. I am a proud United States Navy veteran and played a role in Operation Southern Watch in Iraq and Operation Restore Hope in Southern Africa. I appreciate you listening to South Dakota Public Broadcasting and being in the moment ...

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In The Moment ... May 31, 2018 Show 348 Hour 2

Trent, South Dakota is home to a cowboy music festival this weekend, complete with food and product vendors, a trail ride and cowboy church on Sunday.

Jason Griffin is the founder of the Western Spirit  & Cowboy Festival. Matt Larson handles marketing.  They discuss this weekend's events.

In The Moment ... May 31, 2018 Show 348 Hour 2

Statistics show that 1 in every 4 deaths are related to heart disease. That's about 610,000 people annually. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in both men and women. Joining us to talk about this is the Prairie Doc, Dr. Richard Holm.

New York Times

In The Moment ... May 31, 2018 Show 348 Hour 2

Consider, for a moment, the year 1968. The Tet offensive. The assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. The assassination of Bobby Kennedy. America was embroiled in divisiveness, even as passionate voices such as Kennedy's called out for change. Consider the lessons of history for today.

June 5th marks the 50th anniversary of Bobby Kennedy's death. Bill Walsh joins us today. He's a longtime friend of the Kennedy family, a former campaign advisor for Edward Kennedy, and the former owner of the Franklin Hotel in Deadwood.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 31, 2018 Show 348 Hour 1

Kevin Woster, host of the SDPB blog "On the Other Hand," visits about the latest round of political advertising in South Dakota with under a week to go before the state's primary election. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 31, 2018 Show 348 Hour 1

Walk around the campus of the University of South Dakota this week, and you'll see groups of high school juniors gathering around the American flag, listening to lectures from state leaders and canvasing for their own campaigns. The American Auxiliary Girls State week is underway.

Girls State Governor Ruhama Tereda details the experience.

SDPB

In The Moment ... May 30, 2018 Show 347 Hour 2

One week from today, voters should know the winners of the primary races in South Dakota. Last night on SDPB-TV, GOP gubernatorial hopefuls Kristi Noem and Marty Jackley squared off in a televised debate. Joining us now for analysis are Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle,  Managing Editor, Watertown Public Opinion, and Jonathan Ellis, Reporter and Columnist, Argus Leader Media.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... May 30, 2018 Show 347 Hour 2

It's an infusion of grant money to help reduce the impact of the crisis of poverty. We're joined by Anna Quinn, executive director of the HOPE Center in Rapid City.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 30, 2018 Show 347 Hour 2

SDPB's Nate Wek brings results from state track and baseball, along with a preview of state golf. We talk about Avon team golfer Jared Mudder and his special golfing technique that uses his dominant arm.

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... May 29, 2018 Show 346 Hour 2

Leave the ordinary behind at this year's Black Hills Playhouse Season Warmer and Fundraiser, featuring the Retro All-Stars.

It's a chance for audiences to "warm up" the theater with food and entertainment, music and stories.

The event features Black Hills Playhouse alumni Eric Johnson, Darla Drew, Gordy Pratt, and Dalyce Sellers. Join the audience Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m at the Black Hills Playhouse in Custer State Park.
 

In The Moment ... May 29, 2018 Show 346 Hour 2

When Congress approved the Wall of Remembrance Act in 2016, the goal was to preserve the names of Korean War Veterans at the National Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC.

Those names, however, have not been etched into memorial because of lack of funds.

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In The Moment ... May 29, 2018 Show 346 Hour 2

You've got 10 minutes to tell your best story. But here's the catch ... it has to have a South Dakota connection.

If listening to 10 stories that connect with your home sounds like an entertaining night, it gets better. Money gathered during the fundraiser supports one remarkable story that's been years in the making.

Kim Bartling explains Plains Speaking People.

Finger-Styler Tours South Dakota

May 29, 2018
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In The Moment ... May 29, 2018 Show 346 Hour 1

You may have heard Jerry Barlow's music before, on National Public Radio, or on the BPS documentary, Songs of Our Children. He's an acclaimed Celtic finger-style guitarist. He tours South Dakota this week with stops in Gregory, Watertown, Aberdeen, Webster, and Madison.
 

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 29, 2018 Show 346 Hour 1

Next week voters decide which candidates represent the Republican Party in the general election. Let SDPB help you become better informed. Watch the Republican Gubernatorial Primary debate at 8:00 p.m. Central on SDPB-TV (streamed at SDPB.org). Listen to the radio replay Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. Central during In The Moment.

The winner of the Republican Primary goes on to face Democrat Billie Sutt0n, a State Senator state from Burke.

Chris Laughery

Dr. Ranjit Koodali is the Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Dakota. He joins us each month to discuss the latest research in chemistry. It’s grilling season and this month we’re talking about a process of filtering out carcinogens from smoke flavoring.

smithsonianmag.com

Melissa Hamersma Sievers discusses watching the Rube Goldberg Day at Riggs High School in Pierre. This project has been an annual tradition for nearly 20 years. Rube Goldberg was a Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist, sculptor and author. His cartoons serve as an inspiration to aspiring engineers and scientists across the world.

Lori Walsh

Christine Wood – 4-H Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Field Specialist. Discusses a competition where South Dakota teens applied research methods to answer real-world questions impacting our state’s number one industry of Agriculture through SDSU Extension 4-H Science of Agriculture project. This nine-month research project is designed to expose teens to the engineering process. The question the students answered was: What are the most profitable range management practices that are good for cattle production, soil/range health, and will build pheasant populations?

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 2

She began with 67 dollars and an idea, and she built a cupcake and stationary empire right here in South Dakota.

Entrepreneur and author Melissa Johnson joins us today to talk about her business, and how her book "Fingers in the Frosting" aims to help others launch the journey of their dreams.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 2

Decmocratic candidate for U.S. House Tim Bjorkman joins the program with an update on his campaign. We discuss the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs and how the candidate says money has changed the way democracy works ... and how to turn it around with integrity.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 2

The Emerald Ash Borer has been confirmed in South Dakota.

Nationwide the pest has killed hundreds of millions of ash trees in North America and cost municipalities, property owners, and nursery operators hundreds of millions of dollars

Erik Helland is owner & president of Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls. He joins us with an update.

Mike Taicher

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 1

Deidre Schmidt shares her expertise on creating housing that helps communities thrive at Morning Fil-Up at The Garage in Rapid City. Morning Fill-up is brought to you by the Numad Group with support from The Bush Foundation.

Schmidt is president and CEO of CommonBond Communities.

To listen to Diedre Schmidt's Morning Fill-Up conversation, click play below.

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 1

From sheriff endorsements to bowling alley memories, South Dakota candidates are pushing their messages out across the airwaves and to the inboxes and mailboxes of state voters. But not all messages are about hard work and Republican values. There's a dark and distorted side to campaign messaging as well.

SDPB's Kevin Woster wrote about it on his blog. You can read the full version at sdpb.org/woster.

theclaudettes.com

In The Moment ... May 24, 2018 Show 344 Hour 1

The Claudettes play Total Drag Records in Sioux Falls, Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m. for an all ages show.

Zach Verdoorn is one of two South Dakota natives in The Claudettes. The other is drummer Danny Yost, who suffered a stroke last month.

We talk with Verdoorn about tragedy, recovery, and figuring out how the show can go on.

 

SDPB

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 2

Seth Tupper and Jon Hunter join us to talk about the top political headlines in South Dakota. We discuss Marsy's Law, education funding, and the Legion Lake Fire reporting by Tupper.

Chris Huber, Rapid City Journal

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 2

A weekend storm in the Black Hills is being called a 100-year event.

Susan Sanders is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Rapid City. She joins us to talk about one of state residents' favorite topics: the weather.

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In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 2

From high-expectation play-dates to AP exams, kids are excelling at an unprecedented rate. Which means some kids are falling behind. And lots of parents are worried.

NPR is taking a look at #HowToRaiseAHuman. We bring the conversation home to South Daktoa today by talking about "The Perils of Pushing Too Hard" with Larry Ling. He's a clinical social worker with Avera Health.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 1

Before the attack on Pearl Harbor, a group of young American men and women risked their lives in the defense of China. Led by Army pilot Claire Chennault, they crossed the Pacific using false identities only to wind up on a rundown air base in the jungles of Burma.

SDPB's Steve Zwemke talks with author Sam Kleiner about "Flying Tigers: The Untold Story of the American Pilots Who Waged a Secret War Against Japan."

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... May 23, 2018 Show 343 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins the program to discuss highlights from the high school track season.

pbs.org

In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 1

What's America's best-loved novel? You get to decide. PBS launches The Great American Read tonight with a special two-hour kickoff special on SDPB-TV.

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America's 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey). 

Joining us in the SDPB studios at the University of Sioux Falls is Jacqueline Palfy. She leads the Zandbroz Book Club.

Bailey Quanbeck

In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 2

It's a program designed to change the face of teaching in South Dakota, and its goal is to help students succeed.

USD School of Education's Culturally Responsive Teacher Pathway is a partnership with the Sioux Falls School District that aims to promote teacher diversity and cultural responsiveness in the district.

Dr. Donald Easton-Brooks is the School of Education Dean at the University of South Dakota.

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In The Moment ... May 22, 2018 Show 342 Hour 2

When In the Moment launched in January of 2017, one of the early, key offerings of the program was a Friday segment called Moment in Sound. Since then, Fridays have become a showcase for local musicians and those just passing through the state. We've featured spoken word artists, classical soloists, singer-songwriters, Norwegian folk singers, and masters of jazz.

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